Apr 29, 2008

Episode 059 - Masks on Textured Background

demonstrate how to apply masks on a textured background in Inkscape 0.46. This type of project might be useful for a wallpaper or maybe a background for an Impress presentation

via screencasters.heathenx.org/blog by heathenx on 4/29/08

Episode 059 is live. I demonstrate how to apply masks on a textured background in Inkscape 0.46. This type of project might be useful for a wallpaper or maybe a background for an Impress presentation (I seem to be making a few of those lately). Additionally, I have seen some rather neat looking Photoshop'ed images where the artist placed graffiti on a wall. Add a little perspective to the text and the same thing can be achieve in Inkscape just as easily.

This screencast is quick and easy. I thought perhaps some of the uber-beginners out there would find this somewhat useful. Using a mask to acheive this effect is one way of doing it. An alternative way would be placing the yellow objects on a seperate layer and using the "multiply" blend mode. That might be familiar to the Gimp user inside of you. Of course we must not forget about the new feBlend filter effect too. Since Inkscape is flexible one could mix a few different cocktails to achieve similar things. Experiment and have fun.


Apr 28, 2008

Cartoons as Silhouettes

Most accomplished cartoonists will tell you that good character design should allow the viewer to recognize a character by its silhouette. Bob Flynn has assembled this line-up of cartoon silhouettes, and you should be able to recognize most if not all of them quite easily.

Related: Jinx the Monkey


Apr 15, 2008

Image Editor GIMP, the 'Free-Software Photoshop,' Gets New Look

via Wired Top Stories by Compiler on 4/15/08
The new developer release of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) incorporates many requested features. The release isn't ready for everyday use, but it signals one of the most robust updates yet to this open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop.


Howto: Vectorize images in Inkscape

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I know you're looking at it. I know because I can track links through Wordpress, and two hours after I posted that last screenshot, I had double-digit clickthroughs. It is a rather interesting image, don't you think?


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